9 01, 2019

Why Marriage is a Lot Like Halibut Fishing

2019-04-21T23:35:00+00:00 January 9th, 2019|Fox News|

Whenever I meet a couple that has been married for more than 50 years I always ask them how they’ve done it.  One man said, “We agreed whoever wants the divorce has to take everything in the garage.” A 94-year-old woman whose husband was 96 at the time whispered to me, “We always sleep naked and I keep my hand on Ted’s butt!”  It’s gross, but kind of beautiful too. “There are only three words you need to stay married,” [...]

19 12, 2018

What to Do When the Holidays Hurt

2018-12-19T03:04:28+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Fox News|

“The more noble a thing is in its perfection,” observed the sage Yohanan ben Zakkai, “the more ghastly it is in its decay.” It’s true. The further something is from its ideal state, the worse we feel about it.  Which means the holidays can be awful when you or someone you love is suffering. Even putting aside the national funk that has descended upon us in 2018 with shootings, elections, bickering and scandals, a lot of people this year are [...]